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Grateful Dead Live at RFK Stadium on 1973-06-10




Set 1

Morning Dew
Beat It On Down The Line
Ramble On Rose
Jack Straw
Wave That Flag
Looks Like Rain
Box Of Rain
They Love Each Other
The Race Is On
Row Jimmy
El Paso
Bird Song
Playing In The Band

Set 2

Eyes Of The World ->
Stella Blue
Big River
Here Comes Sunshine
Around And Around
Dark Star ->
He's Gone ->
Wharf Rat ->
Truckin'
Sugar Magnolia

Set 3


It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry
That's All Right, Mama
The Promised Land
Not Fade Away ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Drums ->
Not Fade Away
Johnny B. Goode


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue RFK Stadium
Location Washington, DC

Source SBD (89730) + AUD (90351) + AUD (89681)
Transferred by Kevin Tobin

Reviews

Reviewer: grateful hillbilly - - June 12, 2015
Subject: Top Show?
Damn close if it's not...EPIC Dark Star with a MONSTER Phil jam, he is surely a rock and roll GOD, hear him stomp the earth. Highlights of this show are too numerous to mention. The Bird Song jam is one of the best I have ever heard. Even the rock and roll dance tunes like Around and Around/Promised Land are smoking. Try not to dance when Dickey and Jerry are trading jams and licks, I defy you to not move your feet when they're playing and singing to Mama. I LOVE 1973 GRATEFUL DEAD!!!
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - June 12, 2014
Subject: --
This one does sound lovely - for such a giant, famous outdoor show I think the vast majority of this thing is captured beautifully. Can you say "jazz"? (Dark Star, Bird Song, Playin', et al...)

That stuff with Merl, Butch, and Dickey is irresistibly boogie-shoes friendly - check the drive on the rhythm for That's Alright, Mama and especially that first NFA - if you have a chance to listen to that sterling Allman Brothers set that opened this one (with one seriously lazy-sleazy-70s Liz Reed) you'll have damned near 7 hours of music altogether.
Reviewer: fmichael - - August 18, 2013
Subject: re Velveeta
The ambiance/texture of the Matrix format offers at lot, especially in dimensionality: the right time delay between the SNB and the AUD can fill out the aural space like nothing going. That said, why, oh why, do we have to have one one the sweetest of Jerry's Stellas filled with crowd noise and fire crackers??? (Because they were there?) And if you're adding crowd noise for ambiance, why not the interludes between songs as we were teased with what might be coming next: as it is we still have the abrupt segues between tracks that only reinforce the tag the Dead put across the cellophane of their records of the time: "There is nothing like a Grateful Dead Concert."

Still, for the flaws, this is the best recording I've heard of an exceptional show. (I first saw them a few weeks later at great - if slightly shorter - show that oddly doesn't appear on the master list at Dead.net, at the Spectrum in Philadelphia on their way up to Watkins Glen.)
Reviewer: Iamtheowl - - June 25, 2013
Subject: cool matrix
great job on the matrix. I find it hard to appreciate a matrix, not many guys out there know how to get a good ballance between the SBD and the AUD

however, this matrix is stellar. thank you kevin
Reviewer: njpg - - June 12, 2013
Subject: I think it sounds great,
personally. Lots of clarity juxtaposed with depth, and I don't usually like matrix recordings. Something's right about this one. The show is very jazzy-jammy, sometimes totally spaced out, sometimes dead tight, very mellow and pretty.
Reviewer: barreramusic - - August 31, 2012
Subject: One of the best... but the best copy is...
This has got to be one of the greatest Dead shows ever, opening with Morning Dew...closing the show with a great 3rd set that includes Dicky Betts! Sweet!

I can't give this copy a good rating for the poooooor quality on gdtrfb alone. However, Kevin Tobin made a different copy from the C Miller SB and patched it with audience sources. That one sounds fantastic.
Reviewer: yahugh - - July 25, 2012
Subject: I was there...
Only 14 at the time and drank too much wine, so I don't remember much :p It sure sounds great on this recording!
Reviewer: Jerry D - - August 28, 2011
Subject: This is interesting to listen to...
It is a big difference from the "dry" SBD mix and the "muddy" AUD recording. I really appreciate the effort-it must have been a lot of work...
Reviewer: PigpenLives - - December 1, 2010
Subject: Velveeta
In theory these matrix mixes could be cool but since the aud and sbd sources are such different quality here it just ends up sounding cheesy.
Reviewer: shotgunstallion - - May 28, 2008
Subject: nice job
A beautiful take on a classic show. I love those matrix mixes, Kevin!
Reviewer: cHE13 - - May 6, 2008
Subject: Beautiful sounding
I just love the way this sounds. Great show as well. The matrix really helps to fill the sound in and make the typically dry sounding wall of sound boards sound full and ambient. Like your there.
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